Trailer Music
November 15, 2012 8:26 PM   Subscribe

Looking for trailer music

I'm looking for trailer music albums- not scores/soundtracks already known in movies (eg, Graeme Revell & Hans Zimmer, though I love them) but rather a few examples:
-Two Steps From Hell
-ES Posthumus
I know a lot of trailer music hasn't been for publicly available for sale, but the one catch is I'm looking to purchase on iTunes & Amazon or wherever, legally, for my own personal listening enjoyment (usually while fragging some friends). I'm not going for fan-made clips on YouTube, fun though they may be to listen to.
posted by jmd82 to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
While not as modern-sounding as the groups you mention, there's always the ol' trailer standbys, Orff's Carmina Burana and Holst's The Planets.
posted by zsazsa at 8:30 PM on November 15, 2012 [1 favorite]

The massively epic stuff that's used in trailers, you mean?

It's usually just a generic rehash of "Carmina Burana" with a heavy side of Clint Mansell's "Lux Aeterna" (from the score of Requiem for a Dream), on the rare occasions when it isn't actually one of those.

Have you seen this?
posted by Sys Rq at 9:39 PM on November 15, 2012

I just remembered The Dam from Philip Glass's Itaipu. It's suitably epic. It gets going around 2:30-3:00 and again at 6:00.
posted by zsazsa at 10:31 PM on November 15, 2012

You might be looking for Trailerhead, which are some commercial releases by the guys who do the music for a lot of movie trailers.

EDIT: just saw you do know about Immediate, although these albums might be new to you.
posted by robtoo at 2:36 AM on November 16, 2012

Sorry if this is too obvious, but have you just searched for trailer music on Amazon? It brings up various mp3 collections. Other than that, and what's already been mentioned in this thread, this is going to be tricky because trailer music just generally isn't available for legal purchase anywhere.
posted by Jelly at 1:10 PM on November 16, 2012

Thanks for the ideas. I do know most of what's already been mentioned here.... Seems like trailer music generally not being available for public purchase hampers the options & was hoping I had missed something.
posted by jmd82 at 7:39 AM on November 17, 2012

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